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Monday, September 19, 2016
Ed Sheeran tribute cut from Beatles documentary

British musician Ed Sheeran is a devoted Beatles fan and has grown friendly with Paul McCartney in recent years. As a result he jumped at the chance to appear in director Ron Howard's new film about the band. However due to time constraints, Howard says Sheeran's talking head segment didn't make it to the final cut of the movie.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Friday, September 16, 2016
Pictures: Die-hard Beatles fan Liam Gallagher at Beatles film premiere

He is an enormous Beatles fan, even naming his son Lennon. So it was no surprise to see Liam Gallagher arriving at the world premiere of director Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, in London on Thursday night. Liam and his older brother Noel have made no secret of their love of the 1960s band.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul and Ringo appear together for emotional Beatles film premiere in London

Last night at the premier in London of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, Paul McCartney said looking back at footage from the Beatles' touring years was "emotional and very special." He said, "We're getting great memories obviously of playing with John and George. So that's very emotional and very special to see that again."

Source: London Evening Standard
New film shows how the Beatles helped fight segregation

Music aside, the true power of The Beatles wasn't the volume of their fans or the popularity of their hairstyles, it was the pull of their politics. The band's refusal to play to segregated American audiences in 1964 is one striking example explored in a new documentary about the band's tireless years on the road in the 1960s.

Source: NY Times
8 reasons even non-Beatles fans should watch their new feature-length doc

A Beatles film? In 2016? Why should anyone bother? Because, incredibly, there's still plenty to say half a century on. "But I don't like The Beatles!" Even so. The Digital Spy website has put together eight reasons why, Fabs fan or not, you have to watch Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years.

Source: Digital Spy
Larry Kane: The reluctant Beatles fan

Eight Days A Week, Ron Howard's new documentary about the Beatles' touring days in the 1960s, has contributions from familiar faces such as Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Less expected is Larry Kane, who as a young journalist at the Top 40 music station WFUN Miami accompanied the band on every date of their first two US tours.

Source: BBC News, UK
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Paul and Ringo haven't seen new documentary yet

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr say they haven't yet seen the band's new tour film documentary Eight Days A Week. In a Facebook Q&A, Paul and Ringo said the first time they will watch the movie will be at tonight's London premiere. McCartney said, "We haven't seen it, so we're looking forward to tomorrow night's premiere."

Source: NME, UK
Video: How Beatles created strange sound of Tomorrow Never Knows Warning: Page opens with sound

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years features fascinating archival footage and some new interviews. In a new clip now available on the internet, Paul and Ringo talk about just how they managed to create sounds that no-one ever heard before, including the tape loops on Tomorrow Never Knows.

Source: Contact Music
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Eight Days A Week: How Ron Howard brought the Beatles back to life

Eight Days A Week strips away layers of myth to give us back the Beatles who made the whole world scream. It puts us inside the bubble of their skyrocketing fame, an experience that these four men alone shared, and which only they fully understood. It was all about being four boys in a band. Until suddenly it wasn't.

Source: The Guardian, UK
Monday, September 12, 2016
Ron Howard wants to make second Beatles film

Ron Howard wants to make a follow-up to his rock documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years. Howard says he was so taken with the subject he'd love to make another film about the history of the Fab Four. "I found this to be so fascinating that I'd be very open to that," he tells British newspaper The Times.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Monday, September 5, 2016
Paul and Ringo say new film jogged their memories about Beatlemania

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recently came together to give a rare joint interview to chat about the upcoming Beatles documentary. They both noted that watching the movie helped jar their recollections of that time period, during which the band was subjected to unprecedented fan hysteria while touring the world.

Source: NCN
Larry Kane's front-row travels with the Beatles

About Ron Howard's new Beatles movie, Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, legendary local Philadelphia newsman Larry Kane, who had a unique, front-row seat to the Beatles' invasion of America, says, "The reason this film is so unprecedented, and so unique, is that it takes you there. I got chills feeling like I was back in '64."

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Friday, September 2, 2016
The Cavern, Albert Dock and more to host Beatles film celebrations

Various organizations across Liverpool are staging special events to celebrate Liverpool hosting the world premiere of The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years. Cavern City Tours, Liverpool ONE, The Beatles Story, Liverpool Town Hall and BBC Radio Merseyside will be putting on a host of special activities.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
How Ron Howard's new documentary unearthed rare new footage

Ron Howard's new documentary Eight Days A Week offers a fresh take on the band's touring years, thanks to fan treasures and a meticulous restoration process. Software that monitors Twitter and other social platforms for, in this case, specific Beatles concerts, helped them find people who might have stories or footage to share.

Source: Fast Company
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Beatles film world premiere to be held in Liverpool

Liverpool is to host the world premiere of a huge new Beatles film. Academy Award winner Ron Howard's authorised film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is going to be shown at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology on September 15 at 6:30, 30 minutes before it is screened in London.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Ron Howard premieres his Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week

Ron Howard was in London for a special screening of his hotly anticipated documentary about the Fab Four, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, featuring exclusive footage and produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. The London screening drew some famous faces.

Source: AOL, UK
Friday, July 29, 2016
Restored Shea Stadium concert to be screened with new Beatles doc

A fully restored version of The Beatles' historic concert at Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965, will be shown with theatrical screenings of the upcoming documentary "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years." The 30-minute, 11-song performance in front of more than 55,000 people was the first rock show in a stadium.

Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Interview: Ron Howard describes his Beatles film as a survival story

"This a survival story of these young guys," Ron Howard told ET about his new Beatles documentary. "They're boys in the beginning and men at the end, and they've been through an amazing journey." About their Ed Sullivan appearance, he said, "I watched that. It was so important everybody tuned in. It was amazing."

Source: ET Online
New trailer for Ron Howard's Beatles documentary contains rare footage

A new trailer for Ron Howard's documentary called The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years has been released on the internet. It includes archive footage of John, Paul, George and Ringo in the years between getting their start in Liverpool and their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

Source: Empire Online
Monday, July 25, 2016
Hulu's fall lineup includes Beatles documentary

Streaming service Hulu has released its fall schedule of original programming. The new schedule includes the Hulu premier of "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years," to air on Sept. 17. Directed and produced by Ron Howard, the documentary will cover the early years of The Beatles' career.

Source: Democrat Gazette
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Hulu acquires Ron Howard's Beatles documentary

Hulu has acquired The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, a new documentary produced with the full cooperation of McCartney, Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison and directed by Ron Howard. This purchase signals the launch of Hulu Documentary Films, a new arm for the streaming service to build a library of non-fiction movies.

Source: /Film

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